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    Nov 30, 2016
    Hello, i arrive in LAX from vancouver at 10:50 PM on delta. i leave LAX at 12:25am on united. is 1hr 35 min enough to make it thru customs and catch my connecting flight? what if i only carry on?


  • prepaid sim card at LAX?
    Nov 27, 2016
    Is it possible to buy a sim-card at LAX, so that I will be able to use my phone upon landing from Denmark? Or is there free wifi in any location within the airport?


    Prepaid SIM cards in the US are much harder to find than in other countries - I've never seen one sold at the airport. Whether or not your phone will just work in the US when you turn it on depends on what carrier you have in Denmark.


  • YYZ to LAX to MEL
    Nov 27, 2016
    I have an Air Canada flight to LAX which arrives at 7pm and I need to board a Qantas flight to Melbourne at 9:30 pm. Is this enough time to check out luggage and check in again for international including customs and immigration. My travel agent assures me there is plenty of time. I have little faith in that statement.


    You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Toronto. All you have to do if your bags are checked through to Qantas is go to the International Terminal and go through security. If your bags are not checked through to Qantas then all you have to do is claim your bags from Air Canada in Terminal 2, take them to the International Terminal, re-check them with Qantas, and go through security. There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You have enough time.


  • Connecting in LAX from SYD to ATL
    Nov 14, 2016
    I am returning from SYD (Austrailia) and land in LAX at 7:15am, and have a connecting flight to ATL at 9am.... will this be enough time to go through customs, etc? Should I check my bag in SYD or carry it on?


    What airlines are you flying? Are all tickets on the same reservation or two separate reservations?


    Delta, same reservation


    Then yes, that should be just enough time. Carry-ons only will obviously make things easier if you can do it.


  • Connection Time
    Nov 8, 2016
    Im flying from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, Seattle to LAX and then LAX to San Jose (costa rica). For the connections in Seattle and LAX would 2hrs and 45 mins be enough time in each?


    If you are flying Alaska on all flights, then yes, that should be sufficient.


  • Lax international terminal to Terminal 1 time
    Nov 7, 2016
    Hi , My international flight is landing in LAX at 7:15 PM and have a southwest flight at 10:15 PM. Is the time sufficient to get to terminal 1 from international or should I be looking at a longer buffer time filght?


    That's just about enough time. I Doubt you will find any later flights on Southwest so your only other option would be to spend the night.


  • Possible to visit Venice Beach?
    Nov 1, 2016
    Hi, I am arriving from Heathrow, London on a AA flight at 3.05pm. I don't depart until 10.40pm to Auckland on another AA flight, i will have luggage possibly in a backpack and not a suitcase. Would i have enough time and is it a simple process to visit Venice Beach etc? Thanks.


    Yes, you just take a taxi there and back. You will clear US Immigration and Customs upon arrival from London and free to go where you want. Arrive back at LAX 2 hours before your flight to Auckland, so leave the beach by 8 PM.


  • T4 CBP
    Nov 1, 2016
    Has CBP at Terminal 4 LAX reopened for either London flight yet?


    Now that the connector building is open, American can use T4 or the TBIT for International Arrivals.


  • Enough time?
    Oct 22, 2016
    I arrive at lax terminal 2 on Aeromexico from Mexico City at 11:50am. Then I have to connect on a west jet flight to Edmonton, Alberta (also terminal 2) at 1:45pm Is this enough time?


    I wouldn't try it. You'll have to go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags with westjet at their check-in counter and then go through security. without checked bags maybe it's possible under perfect circumstances.


  • Connecting flights
    Oct 19, 2016
    We land into LAX via Southwest at 11.20 and need to catch emirates flight at 3.45pm. We may have nearly 6 large bags. Is there an easier way to go to International terminal. Thanks


    You either have to walk or take the shuttle bus with all your bags.


  • United ORD to LAX to OGG
    Oct 17, 2016
    Flying United from Chicago to LAX to Maui in Feb 2017 with a 45 minute layover. Is that enough time or should I reboot for longer layover?


    It's enough time if the flight from Chicago is on-time. With February whether who knows. All you have to do in LAX is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


    Thanks for the prompt response. Hadn't thought about weather since it's so nice here now. Something to consider!


  • Connection help
    Oct 28, 2016
    My 93 yr old mom is arriving LAX on AA and leaving to Hawaii on United 2 1/2 hrs later. She does have someone meeting her at LAX and will be traveling with her to Hawaii. My question: is there any assistance to get them from AA baggage claim to United counter? I've contacted both airlines and they will only provide from plane to baggage claim (AA) and from counter to plane (United).


    Yes, that is correct. If you didn't want that gap you shouldn't have booked a 93 year old on a separate-ticket connection.


    Gee, thanks for that judgement....really helpful......what I am asking is if there are any services that can help? Not familiar with LAX, but I know other airports that have those kinds of help for seniors/disabled.


    No, there is no such service.


    Try this link for ADA at LAX.


    Thanks RichHI, That's exactly what I'd already done and they were Great.... They explained that the attendant at the arriving flight was required by law to get her to her leaving gate on a connecting flight. Everything went perfectly and she had a easy transition, so obviously everyone needs to take what ever ZAP states with a large grain of salt.


  • TBIT to Terminal 6 transfer
    Oct 13, 2016
    Flying in on 17 November on JAL 62 1000 PST. Transfering to American 6046 that leaves at 1415 PST. Is there enough time for a 4hr 20min layovr


    Yes, that is plenty of time.


  • How much time should I allot to get through customs and make my flight
    Oct 12, 2016
    Hi, On Sunday, November 6th I have a flight from LAX (Terminal #2) at 14:10 to Vancouver international. What time should I get to LAX to go through customs and make my 2:10pm flight to Van? My hotel is a 40 minute drive away without traffic.When should I leave my hotel?


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is go through security and to your departure gate and board. I would plan on arriving at LAX at around noon, so that means leave your hotel at 11:20.


  • Domestic connecting flights
    Oct 9, 2016
    Hi I arrive at LAX from Orlando at 11am If I booked my next flight to San Francisco at 2 pm - would that be sufficient time to allow for a connecting flight or should I allow more time? bearing in mind non-refundable tickets for a family of 5 I want to play it safe


    If both flights are on the same reservation that is plenty of time. Even not on the same reservation that should be enough time.


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